Generating Sightings is the Key to a Successful Recovery

Generating sightings of your missing dog is the key to a successful recovery. You should be using a three-tiered approach: 1. Quickly hand deliver flyers and posting signs in the area where your dog was last seen. This is the Number One way lost dogs are found. This should be done in the first few […]

Four Free, Easy Ways to Increase the Reach of Your Lost Pet’s Social Media Post

Social media can be an effective, free way to get the word out about your missing pet but it requires some commitment and know-how on your part to have the best effect. Every lost pet who is listed with the free service, Helping Lost Pets is posted on a corresponding state Facebook page. You can […]

Huchi – Lost In A Foreign Land

 Huchi was rescued in  late 2016 from a South Korean Dog Meat Farm.  He came to the United States and spent two months in a foster home before he was adopted by his owners. Unfortunately Huchi saw a chance to escape on March 1, 2017 and he was out the door.  Sightings came in almost […]

Is Your Dog Lost? Make it EASY for People to Contact You!

Are you missing your dog? Make sure that you make it EASY for people to reach you. Don’t rely on just one method of communication. Check your emails and phone messages frequently. When possible answer your phone in person. Don’t assume the person will leave a message. They often won’t and may only try ONCE […]

MICROCHIPS – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

  Micochips are a wonderful tool in the toolbox of lost pet recovery. BUT, we see time and time again, owners of microchipped dogs relying on the microchip to bring their dog home instead of getting out and doing the legwork of flyering and signs. Generating sightings through flyers and signs is the NUMBER ONE […]

Crying Wolf is a Bad Idea if Your Dog is Missing

We have seen some internet advice that suggests owners should create a sense of urgency about their missing dog by including a statement on the flyer that says the dog needs medicine for a serious medical condition (whether it is true or not). In our experience, this is very bad advice because: 1. If your […]